It was my first year of college. I'll never forget the upperclasswoman who lived in the dorm room next door.
She was strong, spoke German fluently, and got up at 4:00 every morning to row with the crew team on the Allegheny River. You did not mess with her. Everybody knew it.
Because she was next door, she observed what I was up to. Comings and goings, happy days and tears. She noted everything and analyzed.
Eventually, she posted a sign on my door that said, "I love everybody and you're next."
I think she saw me before I saw myself.
I'm playing 100 Word Song at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. Last week's song (yes, I am trying to catch up!) is "Within Me" by Lacuna Coil.